The Children and Youth Advisory Board provides oversight for Best Starts for Kids. Comprised of King County residents and stakeholders with geographically and culturally diverse perspectives, board members make recommendations and monitor distribution of levy proceeds. Executive Constantine appointed 35 experts, researchers, and community leaders to the Children and Youth Advisory Board (CYAB), and the King County Council approved the members in January 2016.
With such incredible leaders on our board, it’s not surprising that our board members make it in the news. Our CYAB member Trise Moore’s leadership was recently highlighted by Education Week.
Trise has lived in the Northwest for 28 years and has designed and developed community outreach and family engagement frameworks for her district and several non-profit organizations throughout the region. She has worked in the Federal Way School district for 14 years and presently serves as the Director of Equity and Family Engagement. She recently received a national award from Education Week, for outstanding leadership in the area of family engagement. You can learn more about Trise’s leadership in this Education Week piece.
Some of the work she has instituted with team’s in her district and the region, is published in a book called “Title I Family Engagement in the Field: Partner With Parents to Transform Student Achievement.”
She is one of the first recipients of Federal Way’s ‘Public Advocacy Award’ and in 2011 she was identified as one of six “Emerging National Leaders” in the field of Family Engagement, by the Harvard Family Research Project. In 2010 she was titled one of North West’s Courageous Women of Power in Education, by the North West Asian Weekly Foundation.
Congratulations, Trise, on your accomplishments! We are grateful to benefit from your leadership.